Antiinfectives are also classified in the following groups:
A01AB Antiinfectives and antiseptics for local oral treatment
A02BD Combinations for eradication of Helicobacter pylori
A07A Intestinal antiinfectives
D01 Antifungals for dermatological use
D06 Antibiotics and chemotherapeutics for dermatological use
D07C Corticosteroids, combinations with antibiotics
D09AA Ointment dressings with antiinfectives
D10AF Antiinfectives for treatment of acne
G01 Gynecological antiinfectives and antiseptics
P Antiparasitic products, insecticides and repellents
R05X Other cold preparations
S03 Eye and ear preparations with antiinfectives
Even systemically administered antibacterials and antimycotics may be classified in other groups if their target is exclusively local, e.g. the skin - D01 - Antifungals for dermatological use
Inhaled antiinfectives are classified in J.
J05 ANTIVIRALS FOR SYSTEMIC USE
This group comprises specific antiviral agents, excl. vaccines.
Antivirals for dermatological use, see D06BB.
Antivirals for ophthalmological use, see S01A - Antiinfectives.
Amantadine, which is also used as an antiviral agent, is classified in N04BB.
J05A DIRECT ACTING ANTIVIRALS
This group comprises agents acting directly on the virus.
J05AB Nucleosides and nucleotides excl. reverse transcriptase inhibitors
The combinations of ribavirin and peginterferon alfa-2a or peginterferon alfa-2b are classified in L03AB.
The DDD for ribavirin is based on the treatment of respiratory syncytial viral (RSV) infections in neonates and infants.
The DDD for ganciclovir is based on the treatment of cytomegalovirus infections in immunosuppressed patients.
The DDD for cidofovir is based on the treatment of CMV-retinitis in AIDS patients.
Last updated: 2013-12-19